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T^His genealogy was prepared at the re-
quest of the late Dr. William Henry
Egle, of Harrisburg, for insertion in an in-
tended third volume of his Pennsylvania
Genealogies, the publication of which has
now been abandoned.
The plan of Dr. Egle's work called for
the dropping of all lines not represented in
Pennsylvania or descended from Pennsyl-
vanians. This accounts for the omission
of some I would specially have liked to in-
clude. To delay printing until I should
find time for the correspondence necessary
in gathering the data to include them, and
time for the rearrangement of the whole,
might, I fear, result in no publication at
all, so I am constrained to print what I
have as it is. An enlarged edition may
be looked for at some future time.
Acknowledgment is specially due to Hon.
Isaac B. Brown, of Harrisburg, and to
Enoch Wilcox Vars, of Niantic, R. I., for
assistance in the work.
Scranton, April, 1902.
5. First line, change Medbury to Med-
bery. Same correction to be made
in two places on page 36.
9. Third line from bottom, 6 should be b.
16. Luarancie should be Lurancia.
20. First line of note: Within the paren-
thesis instead of superior figure 2
should be question mark, indicating
quaere as to right name. Same
correction in first line of second
21. Change Glouster to Gloucester.
22. Middle of page, change Buchannan to
29. Change Cavour to Carvor. 't^i>-'^i
36. Change Carvour to Carvor.
!. EDWARD WILCOX is mentioned
in Savage's Genealogical Dictionary. Aus-
tin's Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Is-
land gives his descendants to the third gen-
eration. The best account of him is to be
found in a paper read before the Pawca-
tuck Valley Historical Society, by Ray
Greene Huling, D. Sc. , of Cambridge,
Mass., and published in a series of chap-
ters on ' ' The Early Wilcoxes " in the
Westerly (R. I.) Sun, in April, 1896. For
some suggestions as to a possible ancestry
of this Edward see "Devon (England)
Notes and Queries " for October, 1900,
page 102. See also a pamphlet: "The
Wilcox Family, " by Rev. S. P. Merrill of
Rochester, N. Y. , reprinted from the Nar-
ragansett Historical Register for July, 1889.
Anc see the Visitation of Leicestershire in
Vol. XI'II of the Harleian Society's Publi-
Among the children of Edward was a
II. STEPHEN^ WILCOX, (Edward^)
of Portsmouth, RT., was freeman therein
1658^ H a was of Westerly at the organi-
zation of that town in 1669. Was born
about 1633 3-^^ died about 1690. He was
deputy in General Assembly in 1670 and
1672. (See Denison s Westerly and its
Witnesses.) He married Hannah, daugh-
ter of Thomas Hazard. (See the Haz-
ard Family of Rhode Island by Carohne
E. Robinson.) Their children were
i Edward, b. 1662, m. Marj, d. of Eobert
ii Thomas, d. 1728, m. Martha, daughter
iii Daniel, m. 1697, Mary Wodell.
iv William, m. January 25, 1698, Dorothy
V Stephen, m. 1704, Elizabeth Crandall.
vi Hannah, m. Samuel, son of Jeremiah
and Ann (Audley) Clarke.
vii Jeremiah, m. Mary, dau. Thomas Mallett
Prof. Huling suggests that Bethia Wil-
cox, who m. Gershom Cottrell, February
15, 1678, was probably Stephen's eldest
child, though her name appears to have
been overlooked by Miss Robinson.
HI. EDWARD^ WILCOX, (Steph-
etf, Edward^ ) of Westerly, b. about 1662,
d. 5 Nov. 1 71 5. Was twice married — first
to Mary, dau. of Robert and Mary (Brown-
ell) Hazard, and gr. d. of Thomas Hazard
mentioned above. There were four child-
ren of the first marriage. (Mary, Hannah,
Stephenu.. and Edward), and six (Sarah,
Thonias, Hezekiah, Elisha, Amey and
Susannah,) by the second. See Hazard
Family quoted above, for dates. The
second marriage was to Thomasin, dau.
of Richard Stevens, of Taunton, Mass.,
May I, 1698, by Rev. Samuel Danforth,
Lieut. Gov. Edward Wilcox, of Charles-
town, R. I., was great grandson of this.
Edward. (Gov. Edward^ Joseph^ Ed-
ward*.) He was a prominent merchant.
Served in the legislature in 1794 and 1823
and many terms between ; was presidential
elector in 18 16.
IV. STEPHEN* WILCOX, (Ed-
ward^ Stephen^, Edward^) of Westerly,
m. July 12, 1 7 16, Mercie Randall, dau. of
Matthew Randall, of Stonington. Their
i David, born February 3, 1720.
ii Mercie, August 6, 1724.
iii Eunice, May ±% 1726.
iv Stephen, April 21, 1728.
V Valentine, February 14, 1733.
vi Isaiah, about 1738.
The Randall genealogy gives the names
of the first five children only, but I have
the original will of Stephen, dated 1753,
in which he mentions his wife Mercie and
the six children in the order of their age,
A memorandum has been sent me from
the records in the Newport Historical So-
ciety showing Isaiah Wilcox to have been
ensign of the First Company of Militia,
Westerly, 1775, and Valentine Wilcox a
private in Capt. John Gavitt's Company,
Westerly, 1776. While the identification
is not entirely certain it is probable they
were these sons of Stephen and Mercie.
The same data appears also at page 322
of Smith's Civil and Military Lists of
Rhode Island, 1647- 1800.
V. REV. ISAIAH^^ WILCOX, (Ste-
phen\ Edward^ Stephen^ Edward') b.
Westerly about 1638, (possibly earlier,)
and d. March 3, 1793 (or 1795;) was bap.
February, 1766 and ordained Feb. 14,
1 771; was first pastor of '* The Wilcox
Church" (Baptist), Westerly. In 1785,
under his ministry, occurred a great revi-
val in which more than two hundred were
added to his church. He was a man of
much power and influence, and his death
at the untimely age of fifty-five years, of
small-pox, taken in ministering to one of
his church, was much mourned.
He m. October 15, 1761, Sarah, dau.
of John Lewis of Westerly. Their children
i Isaiah, b. January 31, 1763.
ii Asa, b. Sept. 1, 1764. Was a Bapt.
clergyman, D. at Essex, Ct.
iii Nathan, b. April 10, 1766. Kemoved
in 1792 with his bro. Isaiah to
Danube. For partial list of de-
scendants to third generation see
" Lewisiana " for Januarj^ Feb-
ruary and November, 18^4.
iv Sally (Sarah) b. December 19, 1767.
m. John Barber.
V Merov, b. March 23, 1769, d. Sep. 18,
vi Stephen, b. Oct. 10, 1770. His sons
Stephen"^, b. May 7-. 1796 and
Thomas Jefferson'', -o". Aug. 15,
1800, were merchants and direct-
ors in Phenix Bank. Stephen'''
was representative, senator and
nominated for governor. His son,
Stephen^, a manufacturer and an
inventor of note, founded and en-
dov^ed the Westerly public library.
vii Oliver, b. June 26, 1773. He bought
from the other heirs the old home-
stead at Watch Hill. From Oliver
it descended through his daught-
er Hannah '^ to her son, Enoch
Wilcox^ Vars, of Niantic, who re-
cently sold it.
viii Prudence, b. March 10, 1775. Married
Joshua Vose, 3d.
ix Polly (Marv) b. January 8, 1777, d.
June 13, 1789.
X Lewis, b. Nov. 17, 1780, died in the
xi Enoch, b. Jan. 4, 1785; d. at George-
town, S. C, Jan. 29, 1829.
xii Mercy, b. Nov. 27, 1789; m. Hezekiah
Lewis; d. at Newville, N. Y., July
VI. ISAIAH^ WILCOX, (Isaiah-\ Ste-
phen^ Edward^ Stephen^ Edward^) b.
Westerly, K. L, January 31, 1762-3, m.
January 22, 1788, Polly, dau. of William
and Judith Pendleton. Though less than
fourteen years of age at the breaking out
of the Revolutionary war, he nevertheless
served for short periods in that contest.
He enlisted as a minute man about Feb-
ruary lo, 1778, in Captain Walter White's
Company of Colonel Joseph Noyes' Regi-
ment, at Westerly, and was under arms a
number of times between that date and the
close of the war. After his marriage he re-
moved to New London, to Norwich and to
Preston, Connecticut, and afterwards to
Danube township, Herkimer county. New
York. A specially trying experience of
his here was the destruction of his house
and contents by fire soon after his settle-
ment. He lived to the ripe age of 82
years. He was a deacon in the Baptist
church and a man highly esteemed in the
community. He died at Danube, July 13,
1844. His children were:
i Polly, b. Preston, Ct., January 4, 1789.
ii Isaiab. b. Preston, November 31, 1790.
iii "\Villia;n Pendleton, b. Danube, May
iv Asa, b. Danube, March 9, 1797. Was
member of the N. Y. legislature.
George Pendleton Wilcox of Lit-
tle Falls, N. Y., and Hon. Isaiah
Alonzo W^ilcox of Santa Clara, Cal-
ifornia, were sons of Asa.
V Lydia., b. Danube, October 10, 1799.
vi Nancy, b. Danube, Jan. 31, 1802.
vii Nathan Pendleton, b. Danube, May 3,
Note. — Major Brian Pendleton was born in
England in 1599. He was a soldier in King Phil-
ip's war and some of his letters are preserved in the
war archives. In 1664 he was commissioned Cap-
tain of the Portsmouth company, and in 1668 made
Major. He was a man of prominence and died in
1681. See Austin's Genealogical Dictionary and
Wheeler's History of Stonington. He hadbutone
son. Captain James Pendleton, born 1627, who
married as second wife Hannah, dau. of Edmund
Goodenow, April 29, 1656, and died November 24,
1709. Their son. Major Joseph Pendleton, was
born Dec. 29, 1661, at Sudbury, Mass. He mar-
ried (1) Deborah Miner, July 8, 1696, and she
having died Sept. 8, 1697, he married (2) Patience,
dau. of Capt. Wm. Potts of New London, Dec. 11,
1700. Major Joseph died Sept. 20, 1706. See
Arnold's Vital Statistics of Rhode Island. Major
Joseph and Patience had three sons, of whom the
second was William, afterwards Colonel, born at
Westerly, March 23, 1704. Col. William Pendle-
ton married Lydia Burrows of Groton, by whom he
had nine children, of whom the elder was Captain
William, father of Polly, who married Isaiah Wil-
cox. The records of the Stonington church (Whee-
ler's Hist. First Congregational Church of Ston-
ington) show the marriage April 25, 1751, by Rev.
Nathaniel Ellis, of William Pendleton and Mary
Chesebrough. It has been supposed that the
William Pendleton of this marriage was Captain
William, and some published geneologies have so
given it, but it is now claimed that it was Colonel
William, that being his second marriage, and that
the wife of Captain William was Judith Carr (or
Burdick), whose family has not been learned. Cap-
tain William was b. Feb. 4, 1727. In 1769 he went
to Maine and settled at Ilesboro, where many of
his descendants are still to be found.
VII. POLLY WILCOX^ (Isalah^
Isaiah^ Stephen^ Edward^, Stephen^, Ed-
ward^) b. Preston, Ct., January 4, 1789,
m. November 22, 1806, Isaac Brown, son
of Isaac and Esther (Barrington) Brown.
They removed early to German Flats, and
afterwards to Cicero, Onondaga county,
New York. Their children were:
i Rasselas Wilcox,b. September 30,1809,
d. June 27, 1887.
ii Mary Ann, b. June 22, 1811.
iii Isaac, born August 3, 1812, d. Dec.
Polly Wilcox Brown died May 17, 1813
and Isaac m. second, Lydia Shaw, and
had other children: Gilbert, Sarah, Eliza,
and Mason. Isaac died October 27, 1834,
aged 51 years. His widow Lydia, died
Note. — Isaac Brown and Esther Barrington
were married by Rev. Joseph Fish, at Stonington,
Conn., March 30, 1675. He removed to New York
state and died at Cortland in 1836. The}^ had
i Esther, b. March 19, 1776, m.
ii Bridget, b. September 14, 1777, m.
iii Polly, b. May 6, 1779, m. Joslin.
iv Hannah, b. February 1, 1781, m.
V Isaac, b. November 17, 1782, m. Polly
vi Alanson, b. June 1, 1784, m.
vii Eunice, b. February 5, 1786, m.
VIII. WILLIAM PENDLETON^
WILCOX (Isaiah^ Isaiah-\ Stephen^ Ed-
ward^ Stephen^ Edward',) b. in Herkim-
er county, N. Y. , May 30, 1794. He was
a soldier in the war of 1812, and was sher-
iff of Allegheny county, N. Y. He re-
moved in 1822 to Nunda, and in 1831 to
McKean county, Pa., where he became
the sales agent for Benjamin and Andrew
M. Jones, afterwards the McKean and
Elk Land and Improvement Company.
His work was the inducing of immigration
and development of the agricultural and
mineral resources of the properties of the
company, and he naturally became identi-
fied with many of the enterprises of that
section of the state. In 1835 he was
elected to the Pennsylvania House of Rep-
resentatives and was re-elected for three
successive terms, serving through Gover-
nor Ritner's administration and the ' 'Buck-
shot war." He was then elected to the
Senate and in 1845 ^^ ^^^ speakership of
that body. In 1858 and 1859 he was again
a member of the house of representatives.
He also served a term as Associate Judge.
The latter part of his life was spent on a
farm at Williamsville, McKean county.
The newspaper notices of his death speak
of his public services, the purity of his
public and private life, his abihties, his
generosity, his commanding appearance
and the evenness of his cheerful, genial
disposition. He died at Port Allegany,
April 13, 1868. He was first married to
Betsey Payne, by whom he had three
i Elvira Zeviah, b. Danube, Dec. 29, 1815.
ii Alonzo Isaiah, b. Danube, Mar. 22,1819.
iii Clarissa Prudelia, b. 1821, died unmar-
ried January 9, 1845.
His wife Betsey died, and he married in
1824, Esther Swift, born in Tolland, Con-
necticut, who had removed with her par-
ents to Onondaga county. New York. She
died at Port Allegheny, Pa., January 5,
1 88 1, aged 79 years. There were no child-
ren of the second marriage.
IX. NATHAN PENDLETON^ WIL-
COX, (Isaiah^ Isaiah'^ Stephen^ Edward^
Stephen^ Edward*) b. Herkimer county,
N. Y., May 3, 1804, removed to Nunda,
N. Y. , where he was the architect and
builder of the Baptist Church known as
the * ' Brick Church. " He married, Oc-
tober 9, 1828, Luranciey- daughter of Lt.
William and Sarah (Norton) Richardson,
of Madison county, N. Y. They had two
i Thomas Jefferson, b. April 29, 1830; d.
July 30, 1830.
ii Nathan Pendleton, b. May 16, 1832.
He died April 24, 1833, aged 29 years.
His widow married William Williams, of
Smethport, McKean county, who had a
considerable family by a former wife. She
survived him and died at Sewickley, De-
cember lo, 1893.
X. RASSELASWILCOX^ BROWN,
(Polly^ Wilcox, Isaiah^, Isaiah^ Stephen^
Edward^, Stephen^, Edward^) was born at
German Flats, N. Y. , Sept. 30, 1809, and
died June 27, 1887. His wife was Mary
Potter Brownell, daughter of Jedediah and
Eunice (Watkins) Brownell, and sister of
Judge W. S. Brownell, of Smethport, Pa.
They were married September 25, 1832,
and resided at Rasselas, Elk county. Pa.
Their children were:
i Jefferson Luther, b. June 25, 1834, at
Fort Beaverton, K Y., d. Dec. 12,
ii William Wallace, b. April 22, 1836.
iii Olive Jane, b. July 29, 1838; m. Silas
iv Mary Ann, b. Nov. 11, 1840; m. Geo.
R. Allen, d. July 10, 1897.
V Eunice Angeline, b. May 3, 1843; m.
Wm. E. Hewitt, of Brockwayville,
Pa., Dec. 25, 1865.
vi Isaac Brownell, b. Feb. 20, 1848.
He joined the Baptist congregation at
the age of i8 and remained a steadfast,
consistent member until his death. In
pohtics he was a Whig and a strong sup-
porter of the Repubhcan party from its
organization. All his sons were in the
army, the youngest entering the service
with his father's consent at the age of fif-
In 1837 Mr. Brown and his brother-in-
law, Hon. Wm. S. Brownell, walked from
Onondaga county, N. Y. , to Elk county,
Pa., then a wilderness. Both have been
prominently identified with the develop-
ment of Northwestern Pennsylvania. He
was a man of much energy and enterprise,
of great firmness of character, affection-
ate in disposition, and his probity and
integrity were proverbial. Before his re-
moval to Pennsylvania he had laid out and
cleared the ground for a cemetery in Cicero,
Onondaga county, N.Y., and the first in-
terment had been that of his brother. It
was Mr. Brown's request that he also
might be buried there. His sons and sons-
in-law were his pallbearers, and an affect-
ing and appropriate incident was the read-
ing at the grave of the 50th chapter of
Genesis, where reference is made to the
burial in Canaan of Jacob, by his sons.
XL MARY ANN^ BROWN, (Polly^
Wilcox Isaiah^ Isaiah^ Stephen*, Edward^
Stephen2, Edward^) was b. June 22, 181 1,
and married Noah Merriam. Their child-
i Polly, m. Seymour Skiff and has child-
i Marilla; ii, Mary; iii Ola; iv,
Charlie; v, George; vi, Clara; vii,
ii Hollister, had eight children, of whom
four are dead.
iii Amanda, married to Jefferson L.
Brown. See XY.
iv Clara, m. H. H. Loomis, has children —
i Edward; ii Dora; iii Anna.
V Isaac, m. (1) Mary Salisbury, (2) Bettie
Dews. Has four children by first
and three by second wife.
vi Thomas, m. Clara Doane. One child,
vii Ann Eliza, m. Philips Ernhout. One
XII. ELVIRA ZEVIAH^ WILCOX
(Wm. Pendleton^, Isaiah^ Isaiah^ Ste-
phen^, Edward^, Stephen"^, Edward-) m.
Sept. 26, 1839, Chester Irons Medbery of
McKean county, Pa. Their children were:
i William Chester,
ii AloDzo Harris.
They hved in McKean county until Oc-
tober, 1883, when they removed with their
son Alonzo H. to Beadle county, South
Dakota, and remained there with him un-
til their death. Her husband died March
17, 1893. She died October 5, 1900.
Note. — Joseph (^ Medbery was an exemplary
Quaker, a farmer by trade, and a resident of Rhode
Island. His wife's maiden name was Harris. He
had sons Benjamin, Joseph and Harris.
Harris^ Medbery (Joseph?) was born in Rhode
Island; m. about 1810, Lydia Irons. By this mar-
riage there were two sons, Nelson and Chester
Irons. Lydia d. about 1816 and he m. (second
wife) Betsey Hawkins. He then moved to Che-
nango county, N. Y., and engaged in farming,
darying and stock raising. Had also a store and
a tannery. Was colonel of State Militia. Children
by second wife were:
George, who lives on homestead in Chenan-
Andrew, died unmarried.
Ellen Maria, m. Aaron S. Arnold, lived at
Smethport, McKean county, Pa.
Emeline, m. Ira Holmes.
Elizabeth, m. Washington Holmes.
Laura, m. Windsor.
Millie, d. unmarried.
Chester Irons^ Medbery (Harris^ Joseph^), b.
Gloii^;^ E. I., 5th April, 1814, d. in Liberty town-
ship, near Cavojrf'r, So. Dakota, March 17, 1893.
Was principally engaged in lumber and merchan-
tile business at Port Alleghany, Pa. He was a
life-long Democrat, as were all the Medberys, and
was at one time quite prominent in politics in Mc-
Kean county. In the hope that his strong person-
ality and irreproachable character would overcome
the customary adverse majority he was nominated
for associate judge and for congress, and made
creditable campaigns but was not elected. He
was fearless, generous and charitable and univers-
ally respected. After 1883 he and his wife lived
with their son, A. H. Medberv, in South Dakota.
XIII. ALONZO ISAIAH^ WILCOX
(William Pendleton'^, Isaiah^ Isaiah^ Ste-
phen^ Edward^ Stephen^ Edward^) born
Danube township, Herkimer county, N. Y.,
March 22, 1819; married, June 2, 1846,
Lovisa, dau. of Judge Isaac and Lucy
(Warren) Horton. She died at Kendall
Borough, Pa., January 3, 1881, aged 65
years; he died July 28, 1899, at Hacken-
sack, N. J. Their children were:
i Clarissa, born, 1847.
ii Susan, 1853.
iii Ida, 1857.
iv William, 1860.
of whom all but Ida died without issue.
He was a lumberman and oil producer;
he located an extensive saw mill in the
wilderness of Elk county when he was but
a young man, and the town of Wilcox was
named after him at the suggestion of Presi-
dent Buchancfan, whose friend he was.
He was mucn interested in the general
development of the section and an active
promoter of the Equitable Pipe Line Com-
pany, the Tidewater Company, of the
Jersey Shore and Pine Creek; Rochester,
Nunda and Pennsylvania; Bradford, Bor-
dell and Kinsua, and Philadelphia and
Erie Railroads. He served as Colonel on
the staff of Governor Packer of Pennsyl-
vania and again on the staff of Governor
Geary; was a member of the lower house
in the Legislatures of 1847, 1848 and 1870.
He was elected the first two terms as a
Democrat; the last as a Republican. All
the other Wilcoxes and all the Medberys
have been life-long Democrats, Colonel
Alonzo I. Wilcox identified himself with
the Republican party about the time of the
beginning of the Civil war. He was sheriff
of McKean county 1881-84. The notable
floods of 1 861 destroyed his lumber busi-
ness and caused him heavy losses; he re-
peatedly lost heavily through endorsements
and had his full share of reverses, but they
never conquered him ; he never lost heart,
and retained throughout his characteristic
bouyancy of spirit and generous charitable-
ness. He was a man of the broadest sym-
pathies, notably hospitable, congenial, lib-
eral, deservedly popular and respected.
XIV. NATHAN PENDLETON^
WILCOX, (Nathan Pendleton^ Isaiah^
Isaiah^ Stephen^ Edward^ Stephen^ Ed-
ward^) b. at Nunda, N.Y., May 16, 1832;
married at Coventry, N.Y., by Rev. J. B.
Hoyt, October 6, 1856, to Celestine, dau.
of John and Nancy (Little) Birge, of Cov-
entry. Their children are:
i William Alonzo, b. Olean, July 25, 1857.
ii Clara Birge, b. Olean, March 28, 1859,
iii Henry Pendleton, b. Olean, Dec. 28,
iv Anna Janet, b. Nicholson, Pa., July 25,
Received his education at Nunda acade-
my. Was merchant at Olean, N.Y., and
removed in 1862 to Nicholson, Wyoming
county, Pa., where he was a hardware
merchant for many years and a leading
man in the community. For more than
thirty-five years he has been an elder in
the Presbyterian church, and was commis-
sioner to the notable General Assembly of
1869 in New York City when the union of
the old and new schools was consummated,
and again to the General Assembly of
1879 at Saratoga Springs. He has held
many local public and corporation offices.
Is a Past Master of Nicholson lodge, No.
438, F. & A. M., and a member of Temple
Commandery at Tunkhannock. Of late
years he has been largely occupied as a
surveyor and conveyancer.
XV. JEFFERSON LUTHER^
BROWN, (Rasselas Wilcox^ (Brown)
Polly^ (Wilcox) Isaiah^, Isaiah^ Stephen*,
Edward^ Stephen^, Edward^), b. June 25,
1834; married to his cousin Amanda H.
Merriam in 1855. Died at Wilcox, Elk
county. Pa., December 12, 1897. His
i Laura Merriam, b. April 1, 1857.
ii Emma Gillis, b. Sept. 11, 1860.
iii Frank Basselas, b. April 5. 1867.
Was for many years a prominent land
surveyor. Was a soldier in the Civil war.
Had a banking house at Wilcox, first as
J . L. Brown and afterwards as J . L. Brown
& Co. Was a ruling elder in the Presby-
terian church; was a member of the Penn-
sylvania House of Representatives for Elk
County for the session of 188 1-3. At the
same time his brother Isaac was a mem-
ber from Erie county and Wallace was in
Congress. That while closely bound by
a warm brotherly affection, the members
of the family were accustomed to think
for themselves is shown by the fact that
though Jefferson's allegiance to the Demo-
cratic party was unwavering, the other two
have always been Republicans, and while
in church connection Jefferson was a Pres-
byterian, Wallace is a Baptist; and Isaac
XVI. WILLIAM WALLACE^
BROWN, (Rasselas Wilcox^ (Brown)
Polly^ (Wilcox), Isaiah^ Isaiah•^ Stephen^
Edward^ Stephen^, Edward^) b. April 22,
1 836, at Summerhill, Cayuga county, N. Y. ;
married March 18, 1862, to Ellen Cran-
dall. Has one child:
i Jessie Lincoln, b. August 20, 1864.
Graduate of Alfred University, which
institution in 1886 conferred upon him the
degree of LL.D. Is a lawyer; was of the
famous * * Bucktail Regiment " of the Civil
war; was a member of the Pennsylvania
House of Representatives, 1873, 1875 and
1876, and member of the 48th and 49th
Congress (1883-7) from Pennsylvania; was
aide to Governor Hartranft with the rank
of colonel. Has been Recorder and Dis-
trict Attorney of McKean county, and City
Solicitor of Corry and Bradford; was two
years Auditor of war department and is
now serving in the treasury department at
Washington as Auditor of the Navy de-
XVII. OLIVE JANE^ BROWN,
(Rasselas Wilcox^ (Brown), Polly"^ (Wil-
cox), Isaiah^, Isaiah^ Stephen*, Edward^
Stephen^ Edward^b. July 29, 1838; mar-
ried March 19, 1863, Silas W. Mayer,
merchant of Rasselas. They have had
one child, Mary Ann, b. November 4,
1870, died January 4, 1878.
XVIII. MARY ANN^ BROWN,(Rasse-
las Wilcox^ (Brown), Polly*^ (Wilcox),
Isaiah^, Isaiah^, Stephen*, Edward^ Ste-
phen^, Edward^) b. Nov. 11, 1840; mar-
ried to George R. Allen of Cicero, Onon-
daga county, N. Y. A member of the
extensive fruit canning firm of Loomis,
Allen & Company, of Syracuse, N. Y.
They have children:
i Bessie Julia, b. Sept., 1859; married
John Rapelje June 24, 1884, and
died Oct. 27, 1896.
ii Chauncey Loomis, b. January 16, 1870;
married Florence Worster.
iii Wallace Brown, b. October 25, 1874.
XIX. EUNICE ANGELINE^
BROWN, (Rasselas Wilcox^ (Brown)
Polly^ (Wilcox), Isaiah^ Isaiah^ Ste-
phen^ Edward^. Stephen^ Edward^), b.
May 3, 1843; married to William E. Hew-
itt December 25, 1865. Lives at Brock-
wayville, Pa. Have children:
i Ella, b. December, 1870.
ii Grace C, b. 1883.
XX. ISAAC BROWNELL^BROWN,
(Rasselas Wilcox^ (Brown), Polly'^, (Wilcox)
Isaiah^, Isaiah^ Stephen*, Edward^, Ste-
phen^, Edward^) b. February 20, 1848;
married June 25, 1870, to Hannah Par-
tington. Their children are:
i Lillian, b. April 16, 1871; d. September
ii Sara Mary, b. Nov. 24, 1881.
iii Easselas Wilcox, b. Dec. 13, 1887.
Is a lawyer at Corry, Erie county, Pa ;
was in the Civil war and afterwards cap-
tain of company A, i6th regiment, N.G. P.,
and 1884 Judge Advocate of the Second
Brigade, N. G. P., with the rank of major;
was a member of the Pennsylvania House
of Representatives in 188 1-5. Has since
been Deputy Secretary of Internal Affairs
of Pennsylvania, except during a short
period when he was Secretary by appoint-
ment of Governor Hastings to fill an un-
expired term. Is now also Superintendent
of the Bureau of Railways and one of the
members of the State Forestry Reserva-
tion Commission. He graduated from
Alfred University in 1869, which institution
conferred upon him the degree of LL.D.
XXI. WILLIAM CHESTER^ MED-
BERY (Elvira Zevirah^ (Wilcox), William
Pendleton^, Isaiah^ Isaiah^, Stephen^ Ed-
ward^, Stephen^, Edward^) b. at Smeth-
port, Pa., July 5, 1840; married Ophelia
C. Fitch, of Port Alleghany, Pa., Sept.
26, 1863; moved, in 1881, to Cavq^r,
Beadle county, So. Dakota, and in 1899*
to Huron. Have one child:
i George Alonzo, born at Port Allegh-
any, Pa., July 6, 1865.
XXH. ALONZO HARRIS^ MED-
BERY (Elvira Zeviah^ (Wilcox), William
Pendleton^, Isaiah^ Isaiah^ Stephen^ Ed-
ward^ Stephen^, Edward^, b. Smethport,
May 27, 1842; married June i, 1870, Kit-
tie C. Haight of Angelica, N.Y. Was in
the mercantile business with his father in
Port Alleghany several years and was
County Treasurer of McKean. Moved to
Cavour, Beadle county. So. Dakota, in
1873, and engaged in farming; was County
Commissioner, and is now County Treas-
urer. Have three children, all born at
Port Alleghany, Pa. :
i Mary Elvira, b. Nov. 7, 1871.
ii Walter Alonzo Wilcox, b. Aug. 12,1874.
ii William Pendleton Wilcox, b. June 4,
XXIII. IDA^ WILCOX (Alonzo Isaiah^,
Wm. Pendleton^ Isaiah^, Isaiah^ Stephen^
Edward^ Stephen^ EdwardS) b. at Wil-
cox, Elk county, Pa., in 1857; married in
1882 to Ernest H. Koester, son of G. F.
and Mary B . Koester. Their children are.
i Maurice Alonzo, b. June 29, 1883, d.
Feb. 17, 1889.
ii Frederick Ernest, b. May 10, 1887.
iii Nina Gildea, b. Nov. 18, 1891.
Mr. Koester served a term as District
Attorney of McKean county. Pa. , and is
at present an active lawyer at Hackensack,
N. J., and prosecuting attorney at Bergen
county, N. J.
XXIV. WILLIAM ALONZO^ WIL-
COX (Nathan Pendleton^ Nathan Pen-
dleton"^, Isaiah^ Isaiah^ Stephen*, Ed ward^
Stephen^ Edward^), b. Clean, N.Y., July
25, 1857; married April 22, 1885, Katha-
rine, dau. of Hon. Steuben and Katharine
(Breese) Jenkins of Wyoming, Pa. Their
i William Jenkins, b. March 17, 1886.
ii Emily, b. January 7, 1889.
iii Helen, b. March 4, 1892.
iv and v Stephen and Henry (twins) b. Janu-
ary 31, 1898. The former died
January 7, 1899, and the latter
April 23, 1899. The first two
children were born at Wyoming,
the others at Scranton.
He is a member of the Lackawanna
County Bar, and has been in active prac-
tice at Scranton since i88o. One of the
incorporators of the Pennsylvania Bar As-
sociation and a member of the American
Bar Association. Was a ruHng elder of
the Presbyterian Church while at Wyom-
XXV. HENRY PENDLETON^ WIL-
COX (Nathan Pendleton^ Nathan Pen-
dleton^, Isaiah^, Isaiah^, Stephen"^, Edward^
Stephen^ Edward^), b. at Olean, Decem-
ber 28, i860; married July 24, 1886, to
Rosamond, dau. of Miles Avery of East
Lemon, Wyoming county, Pa. Had one
child, Esther, born April 19, 1887, died
May II, 1902. His wife Rosamond died
November 24, 1888; he died January 20,
1899. He was a merchant and registered
pharmacist. Member of the Presbyterian
church at Nicholson and a Past Master of
Nicholson Lodge, No . 438, F. &. A. M. He
was splendidly sincere, of the highest in-
tegrity, strictly temperate, generous and
faithful. Few people have had more friends
than he or held them more firmly.
XXVI. LURAMERRIAM^^ BROWN
(Jefferson Luther^ (Brown), Rasselas Wil-
cox^, (Brown), Polly^ (Wilcox), Isaiah^
Isaiah^, Stephen^ Edward^ Stephen^ Ed-
ward^), b. April I, 1857. Is the wife of
Ermit G. Latta, a manufacturer, of Friend-
ship, N.Y. They have three children: •
i Jefferson Latta Brown, b. July, 1880;
served in Cuba in 1899 as private
in Co. L, 202d Regt., N. Y.
ii Frank Raymond, b. March, 1888.
iii Hubbard Isaac, b. May, 1893.
XXVII. EMMA GILLIS^^ BROWN,
Jefferson Luther^ (Brown), Rasselas Wil-
cox^ (Brown), Polly^ (Wilcox), Isaiah^
Isaiah^ Stephen*, Edward^ Stephen^ Ed-
ward^) b. at Wilcox, September 10, i860.
June 27, 1889, m. Daniel K. Condon, of
Wilcox. Have two children:
i Helen Merriam, b. October 6, 1890.
ii Catherine Estelle, b. June 30, 1892.
XXVIII. FRANK RASSELAS^^
BROWN (Jefferson Luther^ Rasselas
Wilcox^ Polly^ (Wilcox), Isaiah^ Isaiah^
Stephen^ Edward^ Stephen^ Edward^)
b. at Wilcox, Pa., April 5, 1867. Civil
Engineer and President of the J. L.
Brown Banking Company at Wilcox. Mar-
ried, August 14, 1890, Bertha A., daught-
er of A. A. Clearwater. Have one child:
i Helen Elizabeth, b. Sept. 7, 1895.
XXIX. JESSIE LINCOLN ^^BROWN
(William Wallace^ Rasselas W.,^ Polly',
(Wilcox), Isaiah*^, Isaiah'^ Stephen^ Ed-
ward^, Stephen^, Edward^), b. August 20,
1864. Married Frederick P. Schoonmaker,
a lawyer at Bradford, Pa. They have one
^^^^^' i Susie Rae, b. Dec. 12, 1894.
XXX. BESSIE JULIA^« ALLEN,
(Mary Ann, ^ (Brown), Rasselas Wl, Polly^
(Wilcox) Isaiah^ Isaiah^ Stephen^ Ed-
ward^ Stephen/^ Edward^), b. September,
1859, d. Oct. 27, 1897. Married John
Rapelje, of Hopewell, N. Y. They have
i John Allen Rapelje, b, April 1, 1889.
XXXI. CHAUNCEY LOOMIS^^ AL-
LEN, (Mary Ann^ (Brown), RasselasWl,
Polly ^(Wilcox), Isaiah^ Isaiah^ Stephen^
Edward^ Stephen^, Edward\) b. Janu-
ary, 1870; m. Florence Rose Worster,
of Syracuse, N. Y. Is manager of the Lo-
rain Street Railway. They have one child:
i Alfred George Allen, b. Dec, 1897.
XXXII. ELLA HEWITT^o EM-
HOFF (Eunice Angeline^ (Brown), Ras-
selas Wilcox^ Polly^ (Wilcox), Isaiah^
Isaiah^ Stephen^ Edward^ Stephen^, Ed-
ward^), born Dec, 1870; m. John Allen
of Wilcox. He died. Her second hus-
band is Rev. E. E. Emhofl. She has one
child by her first husband and one by the
i John Allen.
ii Merriam Emhoff, b. December, 1900.
XXXlll. GEORGE ALONZO^^MED-
b6rY (William CI, Elvira Zeviah^ (Wil-
cox), William P^, Isaiah^ Isaiah^ Ste-
phen^, Edward^, Stephen^ Edward^), b. at
Port Alleghany, Pa., July 6, 1865. Re-
moved with his father to Carvoi/r, South
Dakota, and engaged with him m farming
until 1896. Elected Sheriff of Beadle
county by the Fusionists in 1896 and re-
elected in 1898. January 31, 1889 mar-
ried Mary Lillian Teets. They have two
Ethlyn, b. June 18, 1894.
William Keith, b. October 11, 1901.
XXXIV. WALTER ALONZO WIL-
COX^o MEDB0RY (William Chester^
Elvira Ziviah^ (Wilcox) Wm. Pendleton"^,
Isaiah^, Isaiah^, Stephen^ Edward^ Ste-
phen^ Edward^), b. Aug. 12, 1874, at
Port Alleghany. Married Rie Aickerman
of Liberty, So. Dakota, Mar. 7, 1900.
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